A suspect remains at large after escaping NJ State Police custody in Lakewood Tuesday night, confirmed Township Police Sgt. Greg Staffordsmith.

Photo courtesy of The Lakewood Scoop

The Lakewood Scoop reports Township Police, a K-9 Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff's Officers assisted in a 20 block search for the suspect. It's unknown what the man was initially arrested for.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a white shirt and sweat pants.

Staffordsmith said the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and State Police are handling the investigation.